Ask the Ref (Rec Hockey) Thread
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01-30-2013, 12:37 PM
Join Date: Feb 2011
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Had a strange one last night. Not that I would ever complain about getting on the score sheet since it is so rare, but I was stationed in front of the opposing goalie, screening him, while both defenders were also in front of their goalie trying to shove me out from in front of the net (sometimes being 6'3" 280 has its advantages) A teammate takes a shot, it goes off the post and in, with the goalie never moving. As I'm skating back to the bench, I hear the ref call out the goal and the assists to the scorer and credits me with an assist. When he finished I told him I didn't touch the puck. He said, "I know, but without you there that goal never happens."
Is that just a ref being charitable, or can you really get an assist without touching the puck?
No you can't get one without touching the puck, ref is just being a good guy
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